Monday, October 31, 2011

About Samaritan Purse

The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God's desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, "Go and do likewise."

For over 40 years, Samaritan's Purse has done our utmost to follow Christ's command by going to the aid of the world's poor, sick, and suffering. We are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns us a hearing for the Gospel, the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

Our emergency relief programs provide desperately needed assistance to victims of natural disaster, war, disease, and famine. As we offer food, water, and temporary shelter, we meet critical needs and give people a chance to rebuild their lives.

Our community development and vocational programs in impoverished villages and neighborhoods help people break the cycle of poverty and give them hope for a better tomorrow.

We impact the lives of vulnerable children through educational, feeding, clothing, and shelter programs that let them know they are not forgotten.

We provide first-class treatment in the Name of the Great Physician through our medical projects, as well as supplying mission hospitals with much needed equipment and supplies.

As our teams work in crisis areas of the world, people often ask, "Why did you come?" The answer is always the same: "We have come to help you in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ." Our ministry is all about Jesus—first, last, and always. As the Apostle Paul said, "For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake" (2 Corinthians 4:5, NIV).

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Scotty Nominated for NEW ARTIST at the American Country Awards

Scotty has been NOMINATED for New Artist at the 2nd Annual American Country Awards. You can VOTE now thru November 11th at! PLEASE PASS ALONG!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Article:Scotty Shoots Music Video

GARNER -- When Scotty McCreery found out he was shooting a video for his latest single, “The Trouble With Girls,” he knew the perfect spot: his high school.
So on Saturday, the “American Idol” winner and Garner High School senior invited about 70 of his friends to take part in the production. For one day, the school became a video set, complete with bright lights and a professional crew.

Scotty and his friends walked the halls, conducted a science experiment and passed notes in class, all while cameras rolled.

For me, it’s all about making it believable,” said Scotty, 17, whose album “Clear As Day” will be released Tuesday. “Even the songs in my album – they’re about my life.”

Scotty's school is ideal for the video and the song, said Roman White, a music-video director Nashville production company Revolution.

“It’s kind of a high school story about boys and girls and first love – kind of innocent glances,” said White, who has also directed videos for performers such as Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Justin Bieber.
During his time on “American Idol,” Scotty talked often about his hometown and the Blue Crew, the school’s athletics booster club. He was determined to return to Garner High for his senior year.

His friends said they were thrilled for the chance to appear in a country-music video – especially since many of them have grown up with Scotty since elementary school.

“It’s kinda hard to believe, said Tyler White, 17, a senior at Garner High. “When he left, we were proud of him, but we never thought it would come down to this – shooting a video here. It’s kind of surreal.”

In one video shot, Scotty, clad in chemistry goggles, pours soap into a beaker of vinegar and baking soda and then watches the concoction fizz. The crew made him repeat the scene three times.
Gabi Dugal, 17, a senior at Garner High, sat next to Scotty during the scene. But the teen said she wasn’t nervous. Seeing the video on national television, though, might be a different story.

“I never thought I’d be on TV, so it’s going to be really weird,” Dugal said.
But before the video shoot, some students started their day with a dose of reality: they had to take the SAT college-entrance exam.

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Scotty Shoots "Trouble With Girls" Music Video

Scotty shot his music video for "The Trouble With Girls" at his Garner high school yesterday (10/1/11). He invited about 70 friends. They walked the hallways,did a chemistry experiment and passed notes.

For the full article and photos go here!

In other Scotty news here are some pictures of him at his home in Garner with his mom and at his church!